Today has been a good day.

Yesterday was less good, as it involved a 7 hour round trip drive to take a family member to a 1 hour hospital appointment, but those are the joys of living in the Highlands of Scotland, and it was quite a nice day out in the end.

But today, though? Today has been excellent. Why? Two reasons.

REASON THE FIRST

I am delighted to be able to announce that, for the second year running, one of my DCI Logan books has been shortlisted for the Kindle Storyteller Award. City of Scars has made the final shortlist out of tens of thousands of entries, and I’ll be heading down to London in late October to find out if I’ve won. I’m feeling pretty confident this year because, as the old saying goes, “Second time lucky!”

This is how the old saying goes, isn’t it?

Win or lose, it’s the first time anyone has ever been shortlisted twice, and it’s all down to the support from all my lovely readers, who read the book and shared their love of it in their reviews. So, whatever happens, thank you!

Eat that, Osman!

REASON THE SECOND

Here Lie the Dead was published last week, and it was only the UK’s biggest-selling ebook of the week! It even jumped in ahead of the third book from bestselling literary giant (seriously, he’s ridiculously tall), and bloke off the telly, Richard Osman! He had the bestselling print and audiobooks, though, so don’t feel too sorry for him!

Again, thanks to everyone who continues to support me and my books. I love you all.

Just, you know, not in that way…